Los Angeles once again becomes the epicenter of the national spoken word universe for three days, as the Greenway Court Theatre hosts INKSLAM from July 11-13th. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online at inkslam.org or greenwayarts.org
By day, the festival will invite both participants and audience members to engage in workshops led by some of the biggest names on the spoken word scene, including Shihan Van Clief, Thea Monyee, and Jaha Zainabu.
By night, INKSLAM will showcase acclaimed taelnt that has included international poetry slam champions, celebrated television and film stars such as Zachary Quinto and Bryce Dallas Howard, and Tony Award winners, including Poetri Smith. These poetry superstars will headline showcase performances that capture the voices of minorities, women, youth and the LGBTQ community. In all, over 100 poets will perform at this year's festival.
The festival will culminate in the INKSLAM West Coast Championship, a competitive slam between 10 renowned poetry teams from around the nation, including teams from New York, Charlotte, the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Participating teams include the 2012 INKSLAM Champion Nuyorican Poets Cafe Slam Team, Golden State Slam and North Carolina Slam. The competition will take place on Friday, July 12th and Saturday, July 13th. In addition, INKSLAM will host Indie Slam, which gives individual poets the chance to impress the audience with their talent.
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